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CMSgt Stephen Larson

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Chief Master Sergeant Stephen M. Larson is the Chief Enlisted Manager for the United States Air Force’s Band of the Pacific.

Chief Larson enlisted in the Air Force in 1999. His first Assignment was to the Air Force Band of Flight stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. In June 2006 Chief Larson was selected for a special duty assignment as a Military Training Instructor for Air Force Basic Military Training. He was assigned to the 323rd Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, TX and served as one of two MTIs in charge of the 737th Training Group's Drum and Bugle Corps. During his time there he also served as the squadron's First Sergeant. Chief Larson was assigned to the Air Force Band of Mid-America at Scott AFB, IL in June of 2012 and served in a number of areas including Resource Advisor and Band Superintendent. In 2016, he left IL to serve as Chief Enlisted Manager of the Heritage of America Band at Langley AFB, VA.  Chief Larson is currently serving as Chief Enlisted Manager for the Air Force Band of the Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI.

EDUCATION
1998 Bachelor of Music Degree, Summa Cum Laude, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio 1998 Bachelor of Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio 2003 Airman Leadership School, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2007 Associate in Applied Science, Music, Community College of the Air Force
2007 Associate in Applied Science, Instructor of Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force
2008 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Lackland AFB, Texas
2009 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy distance learning course, Air University 2011 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education, National Defense University 2011 Professional Manager Certification, Community College of the Air Force
2013 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2016 Chief Leadership Course, Scott AFB, Illinois
2017 Chief Leadership Course, Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, National Defense University

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Jun 1999 - Aug 1999 Air Force Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
2. Aug 1999 - Jun 2006 Regional Band Craftsman, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
3. Jun 2006 - Jun 2012 Military Training Instructor, Joint Base San Antonio, TX
4. Jun 2012 - Jun 2016 Regional Band Superintendent, Scott AFB, IL
5. May 2014 – Nov 2014 Director of Operations, AFCENT Band, Al Udeid AFB, Qatar
6. Jun 2016 - Mar 2018 Chief Enlisted Manager Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
7. Mar 2018 – Present, Chief Enlisted Manager PACAF Band, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal, four oak leaf clusters 
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal, one oak leaf cluster 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2014 Air Mobility Command Public Affairs Senior NCO of the Year
2014 U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs Senior NCO of the 3rd Quarter 2013 Distinguished Graduate of the Senior NCO Academy
2011 323TRS Training Support Senior NCO of the Year 2010 737TRG Training Support Senior NCO of the Year 2003 Airmen's Leadership School John L. Levitow Award
1998 Cleveland State University Economics Major of the Year

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant    October 2016

(Current as of April 2019)